Summer time means it’s grilling season! So bring out the glasses and fire up the BBQ. To complement ribs, juicy hamburgers or steaks, here are some rich reds that we’ve tasted recently from Washington, Oregon and California. In addition, don’t forget the reds that pair so well with salmon, halibut or swordfish barbecued on cedar planks.
Like so many events this year, the 33rd annual Auction of Washington Wines is affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. However, organizers stress that AWW is not canceled. Rather, they are finding new ways to increase a broader audience’s appreciation of Washington wines in a new virtual environment.
We are long-time supporters of this excellent non-profit organization. Therefore, we now look forward to participating in the virtual events. Here are some of the changes.
Many people we know are enjoying wine from the safety and comfort of home by ordering bottles online, utilizing curbside pickup services and participating in creative winery promotions during COVID-19.
We too are supporting wineries during these tough times. Here are some bottles we have poured (so far) in April.
What’s in Our Glasses Lately?
In April, our wine picks included whites, rosé and reds from Washington State and Spain. Some were wallet-friendly, while some were for special occasions – for example, our wedding anniversary and my birthday. And we enjoyed every single pour.
Washington wine month ended on March 31, but please let the celebration of our state’s excellent wine continue.
We applaud our state’s wineries every month of every year. And, in the midst of COVID-19, our state wineries really need our support.
You can enjoy Washington wine from the safety and comfort of your home by ordering wine online, utilizing curbside pickup services and other creative winery promotions during these tough times.
Show your appreciation for our state’s stellar wineries, and you know they will appreciate you, too. We are in this together!
Meanwhile, here is an updated list of Washington wine that we enjoyed during March, the official Washington wine month.